Our Story

"Put meaning to your college experience."  When Guy Davis was told this by his College Activities Advisor in 1983 he decided to start something that would change the lives of countless men: To found an Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity Chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

After 2 years of growth the Charter was signed on September 14, 1985 and the Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Lambda was born. The Chapter was founded by Brother Guy Davis, Brother John Lee, Brother Robert Turner, Brother William Northern II, Brother Fabio Crichigno, Brother Stuart Applegate and Brother Nicholas Applegate. The first East Coast chapter of a Fraternity founded on the West Coast made Alpha Kappa Lambda truly a Nation-wide Fraternity. The oldest continually running chapter at VCU, AKL also boasts the largest philanthropy in Richmond. Men of Character Committed to Making a Difference for over 25 years.